On Sundays from October to May, the Guthrie-Smith Arboretum is open to the public from 9am to 5pm. Entry is $10 per person, with school children free.
A remarkable New Zealander, a remarkable legacy.
Spread over 90 hectares in rolling Hawke's Bay hill country north of Napier and overlooking picturesque Lake Tutira, is Guthrie-Smith. Situated on what remains of the huge sheep station made famous by naturalist, author and farmer Herbert Guthrie-Smith, is an Arboretum and Education Centre. Custodian of this unique world of discovery is the Guthrie-Smith Trust.
Our aim is to provide an internationally regarded environment where plantings based on geographical regions of New Zealand and the world can be seen, studied, and appreciated, creating a unique national asset.